Report for COSCUP 2017

In the early of the month´╝îas a GNOME Foundation member, I participated in the 12th COSCUP (Conference for Open Source Coder, User & Promoter). From 1996 to 2017, COSCUP has made significant contribution for promoting free and open source in Taiwan. This dozen years or FOSS promoting made Taiwan as much as contributor grows faster than any other Asia country, so I would like to learn what make Taiwan FOSS career successfully, and also advocate GNOME in this conference.

There were thousands participants join COSCUP 2017, and more than 80 talks and workshop by hundreds of free and open source communities contributors and promoters.

As a GNOME Foundation member, together with Bin Li, we have a task to promote GNOME and collaborate with Local Free Desktop community in this COSCUP.

I also gave a short talk together with Mandy Wang in this COSCUP. We talked about how to recruit my girlfriend into FOSS and ‘train’ her become a GNOME contributor.

My talk with Mandy Wang (Photo by Vagabond, CC BY-SA 2.0)

China-Taiwan contributors Meet-up

At BoF (Birds of Feather) session in this COSCUP, Mandy and me from mainland of China, together with Franklin Weng (KDE-TW), zerng07 and freedomknight from Taiwan who works much more on localization of GNOME and KDE. We had a local free desktop meet-up that night.

Firstly we reviewed what we done past years, and communicate what difficulties we met and how we solved. And then we chatted what we should do and need to do to promoting free desktop in China and Taiwan.

By chat with Taiwan contributor I learned so many experience, so it could help us to do more than before.

With some staff of COSCUP 2017 (Photo by Vagabond CC BY-SA 2.0)

Finally, Thanks all hundreds of volunteers who working in COSCUP, make this event wonderful and awesome!

Fedora 25 Release Party in Beijing

December 10th, Fedora Chinese User Group (FZUG) held the Fedora 25 Release Party in Peking University. There were more than 30 people attended, most of them coming from Peking University, Fedora community, Beijing GNU/Linux User Group and other distribution communities, there also were little people who works in local Red Hat.

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Software Freedom Day in Tsinghua University, Beijing

September 24th, Fedora Zhongwen User Group together with Beijing GNU/Linux User Group and Tsinghua TUNA Association, held a Software Freedom Day event. There were more than hundreds free software enthusiasts attended the event.

Talks starts from 2 PM, first is the organizer who from TUNA in Tsinghua and maintain a mirror server which include Fedora, speak out that what TUNA mirror works and TUNA community works together.

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